Clubs Go Virtual with SCFG at Home
With critical measures in place to mitigate COVID-19, Science Club for Girls has moved our programming online for the spring semester. Club participants can explore our STEM activities, live science shows, and virtual resources with #SCFGatHOME! Click below to learn more, and check back for new material.
Read, Review, Repeat!
During this time when schools and libraries are closed, we're excited to partner with Tumblehome Books to offer FREE BOOKS to our community through their 3Rs Program: Read, Review, Repeat! Click below to learn more, browse STEM books for all ages, and order your first free book.
Virtual Summer Rocketry Program
This summer, Science Club for Girls is offering a free, 2-week VIRTUAL rocket program to fifteen rising 6 - 9th graders! Young scientists will build and launch their own rockets (field trips will use social distancing protocols), gain leadership skills, and build confidence in STEM in preparation for our
Junior Mentor Program. Click below to learn more and to apply!
Empowering girls to embrace STEM through meaningful mentorship and free, hands-on experiences
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What We Know
An achievement gap exists between well-resourced and economically-stressed children from the moment they begin school.
Research on how children learn shows that learning that happens outside of the traditional classroom helps students see the relevance of academic subjects and leads to deeper interest, which in turn directly impacts achievement.
The achievement gap between black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian peers was evident in the 2017 Next Generation math MCAS scores
The number of white students whose scores exceeded the standards was four times higher than black or Hispanic students, and the number of black and Hispanic students who did not meet the standard was almost three times as high as white students.
Research shows that girls begin to associate boys with science and math as early as grade two, and middle school is often when stereotypes and harmful associations cause many girls to avoid STEM subjects.
Economic Policy Institute 2015.
National Research Council 2009, 2011.
Department of Education 2017 profiles http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/nextgenmcas.aspx
Cvencek, D., Meltzoff, A.N., and Greenwald, A.G., Child Dev. 2011 May-Jun;82(3):766-79.